Pet Diagnostic Services

At Central Valley Animal Hospital, we are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that can help us identify underlying conditions in your pet.

Pet Diagnostic Services

Central Valley Animal Hospital proudly offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that ensures pets’ health and well-being. Our comprehensive services include prompt laboratory testing, precise radiographic imaging, and thorough electrocardiograms. This commitment ensures efficient and thorough pet care and provides pet owners with timely diagnostic information for informed decision-making.

Digital Radiology

X-rays are the most common imaging tool to examine your dog or cat’s organs and their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This non-invasive procedure allows the veterinarian to better examine the conditions affecting your pet.

There are several benefits to using digital X-rays over film X-rays. Digital X-rays have a higher image quality than traditional X-rays, making them much easier to view and interpret. These images are instantly available to the veterinarian, which means less time away from your pet and a faster, more accurate diagnosis. Digital radiology also lessens exposure to radiation thanks to computers, and it’s more environmentally friendly!

cat by an x-ray machine

When digital radiology is used:

  • To find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
  • To diagnose fractures, bone and joint abnormalities, and various injuries
  • To screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
  • To screen for certain types of cancer


Our in-house laboratory features state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to quickly and accurately evaluate and diagnose your pet’s condition. There is no need to find a specialty veterinary hospital—we provide it within our hospital. We proudly offer results while you wait for real-time results that give you added peace of mind. This allows us to immediately diagnose the problem and treat your pet as soon as possible.

Anesthesia Monitoring

While your pet is under anesthesia, we monitor all vitals to make sure your pet is safe and unharmed. We monitor your pet’s heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory system, and temperature throughout every stage of surgery.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

We monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia, suffering shock, or in other life-threatening conditions. We also evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine annual or biannual check-ups.